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James A. Shaver, M.D., died Friday, April 13, 2012, beloved husband of Kathleen R. Shaver; father of James A. Shaver, Jr., M.D. (Leigh Anne), Ellen Albers (Ken), and John Shaver; grandfather of James, Oscar, Henry and Bridget Shaver and Timmy and Auggie Albers; brother of the late John Henry Shaver.
Dr. Shaver was a Cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for over 45 years, serving as Chief of Cardiology for over 25 of those years. For many years, Dr. Shaver taught the Cardiology course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and was Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at UPMC. In 2007, he was the Pulse of Pittsburgh Award Recipient from the American Heart Association.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons Inc., www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com, 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh, on Saturday, 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bede Church at 10 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association or Catholic Charities.